Did Jesus "preach to the choir" ? why or why not?

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  1. poeticmentor profile image75
    poeticmentorposted 7 years ago

    Did Jesus "preach to the choir" ? why or why not?



  2. Grams Study profile image59
    Grams Studyposted 7 years ago

    He preached to multitudes several different times so evidently they weren't all church people.  I need to study about this a little.

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    Virgil Newsomeposted 7 years ago

    Jesus ministered to all who would receive Him.  He preached to the lost and to the Pharisees also.   He healed the sick, not only of those who were Jews but also gentiles though He was only to go to the Jews. 

    The thing is, Jesus preaches to everyone even today.  It is just that many do not receive Him.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    Virgil is right.   Jesus preached to all.   To the prostitute AND her accusers, to the woman at the well.  Might've been few words, but it was still preachin'.    And to "the choir" of course, to exhort us because we need encouragement, plus sometimes we're like little kids who need to be told repeatedly!

  5. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 7 years ago

    He preached to all, but some of the supposedly "most righteous" were his enemies. They were smug, self-important and egotistical. The Pharisees thought they were better than everyone else. That's ego talking. And ego may well be the "devil" himself. Yep, living within each of us.

    And the Holy Spirit? Also living within each of us. For most people, the Holy Spirit is asleep and the ego is wide awake. Those who are humble (last) have the ability to awaken their true self (Holy Spirit) and to subdue the ego -- the master of this world.

    The prostitute, the thief and others were hungry for change -- hungry for an end to suffering. These were the most ready for salvation -- for the teachings of Christ, because they could feel the spirit awakening within them. The shackles of this world were no longer important to them.

    Those supposedly most knowledgeable of God and His laws were the very ones who asked that Jesus be crucified. Perhaps they didn't know the law as well as they thought.

  6. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    Jesus could never be accused of preaching to the choir. Until his death, there was no church only the followers of one considered a "Radical Prophet".  There wasn't  any church until after His resurrection and ascension back to heaven.

  7. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 7 years ago

    There was no church when Jesus was here so He couldn't have ministered to them. He came for the poor, for the sinners, to all who would accept Him. As he healed people He said, "Go, and sin no more!" Interesting.

  8. jamie5749 profile image60
    jamie5749posted 7 years ago

    no one know's unless they where alive when jesus was here and is still alive to tell the tell i think he preached to everyone that needed it and listen and who ever god commanded him to help or fix.


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